Departure meaning

dĭ-pärchər
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The act of leaving.
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(nautical) The distance sailed due east or west by a ship on its course.
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A divergence or deviation, as from an established rule, plan, or procedure.

Ordered curry as a departure from his usual bland diet.

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A starting out, as on a trip or a new course of action.
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A departing, or going away.
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A starting out, as on a trip or new course of action.
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A deviation or turning aside (from)
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(archaic) Death.
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(naut.) The distance due east or west from the meridian of its starting point covered by a ship on a given course.
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The act of departing or something that has departed.

The departure was scheduled for noon.

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A deviation from a plan or procedure.
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(navigation) The distance due east or west made by a ship in its course reckoned in plane sailing as the product of the distance sailed and the sine of the angle made by the course with the meridian.
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The definition of a departure is a deviation, or the act of leaving or starting on a trip.

An example of a departure is changing a home building plan from a one-story to a two-story home.

An example of a departure is flying from home on a vacation.

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Origin of departure

  • From Old French deporteure (“departure," figuratively, "death”)

    From Wiktionary